Design + Development

Forde + Nicol create crafted and considered design for print and digital.




Forde + Nicol is a design and digital development studio based in Melbourne, Australia. We work with a client list ranging from small startups to some of the world’s most admired brands.

At the heart of our process is a commitment to simple, smart and engaging design solutions. We work closely with our clients to craft enduring design outcomes that exceed their expectations.

Forde + Nicol is directed by Dominic Forde and Jonathan Nicol. Our work has been recognised by AGDA, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Create awards and featured in numerous industry publications and books.

To discuss your next project or request further information please contact us.

Melbourne Festival

We worked with the Melbourne Festival as the designers of their publication and annual identity development for five festivals between 2007–2011. In that period we worked with three different artistic directors and gained invaluable experience working with differing managerial styles and responding creatively to the evolving artistic landscape.

In this example of our work in 2011, we introduced a new logotype to announce the name change from ‘Melbourne International Arts Festival’ to ‘Melbourne Festival’. Special thanks to Jakob Runge for his help with the custom lettering we created for the logotype. The cover image is a sculpture work ‘Angels and Demons’ featured in the Festival by Russian artists AES+F.